Radiation Therapy for Liver Tumors: Fundamentals and Clinical Practice

Jeffrey J Meyer, Tracey E. Schefter

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Abstract

The management of liver tumors is a nexus of interactions among multiple medical specialties, including radiation oncology. A multitude of liver-directed therapies are available for patients, ranging from surgery and liver transplantation to intra-arterial therapies, thermal ablation procedures, systemic therapies, and radiation treatments. With the introduction of hypofractionated irradiation, particle therapy, and radioembolization, there is growing interest in the use of radiation as a treatment for liver malignancies. This book examines basic principles of the management of liver tumors. The evolving roles of x-ray and particle therapies as well as radioembolization in the treatment of liver tumors is the main focus. A theme of multidisciplinary management is also emphasized, as surgical, interventional and systemic therapies are reviewed. A unique resource that discusses the role of radiation treatment in the context of other liver-directed therapies, Radiation Therapy for Liver Tumors is of broad interest to radiation oncologists, surgeons, hepatologists, medical oncologists, and radiologists.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages288
ISBN (Electronic)9783319545318
ISBN (Print)9783319545301
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Meyer, J. J., & Schefter, T. E. (2017). Radiation Therapy for Liver Tumors: Fundamentals and Clinical Practice. Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-54531-8